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Somebody to Love -- A young and ambitious "Latina", Mercedes, is killing time as a dancer in a seedy cabaret waiting to see her name up in lights in Hollywood. She has an affair with Harry, a married, fading actor.


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27 September 1996 (USA) See more »
Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Alexandre Rockwell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sergei Bodrov  (as Sergey Bodrov)
Alexandre Rockwell 

Produced by
Sergei Bodrov .... associate producer (as Sergey Bodrov)
Marie Cantin .... co-executive producer
Jean Cazes .... executive producer
Lila Cazès .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Robert D. Yeoman 
Film Editing by
Elena Maganini 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
J. Rae Fox 
Art Direction by
Erik Polczwartek 
Set Decoration by
Michele Munoz 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Welker 
Makeup Department
Michelle Bühler .... key makeup artist
Leela Hanson .... additional hair stylist
Leela Hanson .... additional makeup artist
Vonda K. Morris .... assistant hair stylist
Vonda K. Morris .... assistant makeup artist
Linda Samodral .... additional hair stylist (as Linda A. Samodral)
Linda Samodral .... additional makeup artist (as Linda A. Samodral)
Scott Williams .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Tina Brawner .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cas Donovan .... first assistant director
Richard Greenberg .... second second assistant director
Amy Schmidt .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dominic S. Albo .... art department buyer (as Dominic Stephen Albo)
George Atamian .... swing gang
Tim Bowen .... carpenter
Lynne Brodhead .... art department coordinator
Marc Cebrian .... property assistant
Zachery A. Coiteau .... swing gang (as Zachery Coiteau)
Larce Crawford .... carpenter
Paul Davis .... scenic artist
Jennifer Dawson .... property master
Joe Del Monte .... carpenter (as Joseph T. Delmonte)
Helmut Dusek .... swing gang
Bernard Griesz .... scenic artist
Ken Gutierez .... swing gang (as Ken Gutierrez)
Bart C. Hubenthal .... swing gang (as Bart Hubenthal)
Lisa Keller .... lead scenic artist
Fernando LaFarga .... tattoo artist
Jack M. Marino .... assistant property master (as Jack Marino)
Leesa Martling .... scenic artist
David Meléndez .... carpenter (as David Melendez)
Alberto Miyares .... construction coordinator
Chris Nakayama .... carpenter
Chris Nakayama .... propmaker
Merry-Beth Noble .... on-set dresser
Gina Sandler .... scenic artist
Mike Schwabenland .... carpenter
Ross Silverman .... lead man
Jonathan Slavin .... carpenter
Tommy Sowards .... swing gang
Marc Alan Stevens .... carpenter (as Marc Stevens)
Chris Torens .... art department assistant
Benners Fox Vail .... swing gang
Chris Waldoch .... carpenter (as Christopher Waldoch)
David Willis .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Wally Burr .... adr recordist
Thomas Chan .... adr recordist
Michael Faba .... boom operator
George A. Lara .... foley engineer (as George Lara)
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor
Eliza Paley .... supervising sound editor
Barbara Parks .... assistant sound editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Pawel Wdowczak .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Joseph Cornell .... special effects crew: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Dale Newkirk .... special effects crew: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Christopher Patino .... special effects crew: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Max Patino .... special effects crew: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Stephanie Patino .... special effects office administrator: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Steve Patino .... special effects supervisor: Steve Patino's SPFX Inc.
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts (as George Colucci)
Armando Guerrero .... stunts (as Mando Guerrero)
John Kennedy Hayden .... stunts
Linda L.C. Madalone .... stunts
Rex Pierson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Birk .... gaffer
John Boccaccio .... first assistant camera
Blaine Brown .... insert cinematographer
Rusty Geller .... Steadicam operator
Ken Glassing .... first assistant camera
Gina Graham .... camera loader
Gilbert Hernandez .... security gaffer
Bob Ivanjack .... key grip
Rickey Kelly .... grip
Christopher Loring .... grip (as Chris Loring)
Keith A. Markham .... grip (as Keith Markham)
Sean McKelvey .... best boy electric
Sean McKelvey .... rigging gaffer
Bob Morris .... police gaffer
Jeff Murray .... electrician
C. Roy Nigra .... key grip (as Roy Nigra)
Alan Parr .... dolly grip (as Al Parr)
Tim Perry .... crane operator
Jeannette Scheibe .... second assistant camera
Siegfried .... still photographer (as Siegfried Debrebant)
Brian Sweeney .... first assistant camera
Anthony Van Dyk .... electrician
Paul Wilkowsky .... grip
Daryl 'Dazz' Reynolds .... best boy (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dixie Webster .... extras casting: Webster Kolich & Co. (as Dixie Webster-Davis)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Michalek .... costume supervisor
Lisa Parmet .... set costumer
Daniele Schérer .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
Anthony J. Cimo .... editing intern (as Tony Cimo)
Keith De Ruelle .... editing intern
Travis Dultz .... editing intern
Gina Gallo .... assistant editor
Ichiro Irie .... editing intern
Ray Morfino .... color timer
Melissa Remenarich .... apprentice editor
Brian Young .... editing intern
Location Management
Adam Cook .... assistant location manager
Scott Allen Logan .... location manager
Jill Naumann .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Steve Borne .... music editor
Tito Larriva .... composer: additional score
Amanda Michener .... additional musical researcher
Charlie Midnight .... music supervisor
Chet Leonard .... music playback (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Greg Bauer .... driver
Jason Belsky .... transportation coordinator
Carlos A. Herzer .... transportation captain (as Carlos Herzer)
Julio Herzer .... driver
Matt Kessler .... driver (as Matthew Kessler)
Paul Kowalczyk .... driver
Jeffrey L. Moore .... driver (as Jeff L. Moore)
Skip Steffens .... driver: production van
David Walden Sr. .... driver
David D.B. Wilson .... picture car coordinator (as David 'D.B.' Wilson)
Other crew
Carol Banker .... script supervisor
Sebastian Beckwith .... assistant: Mr. Rockwell
Steve Beeson .... production accountant
Henry Biddle .... craft service
Trisha Boyd .... set production assistant
Edgar Michael Bravo .... assistant: Mr. Rockwell
Hugh Burns .... set production assistant
Lillian Glass .... speech pathologist (as Dr. Lillian Glass)
Michael Goldfarb .... office production assistant
Mario Z. Gonzalez .... catering: Mario's Catering (as Mario Gonzalez)
George T. Hayum .... legal services
Kim Jacobsen .... travel service
Alex Magno .... choreographer (as Alexandre Magno)
David J. McMillan .... animal handler: Worlwide Movie Animals (as Dave McMillan)
Nancy McMillan .... animal handler: Worlwide Movie Animals
Scott Metz .... first aid: Rescues Unlimited
Adam Moos .... completion bond: Film Finances
Michael Morris Jr. .... animal handler: Worlwide Movie Animals
John Nein .... office production assistant
Eric Nichols .... production service: Pacific
Ron Nichols .... production service: Pacific
Kris Nielsen .... production coordinator
Suzie Pelissier .... assistant production coordinator
Jose Prieto .... catering: Mario's Catering
Francisco Rivas .... catering: Mario's Catering (as Franky Rivas)
Erika Schleich .... office production assistant
Joseph Schmidt .... set production assistant (as Joe Schmidt)
Pilo Silva .... catering: Mario's Catering
Truman Van Dyke .... insurance
Tracy Wilson .... first aid: Rescues Unlimited
Kieran Woo .... assistant production accountant
Kurt Woolner .... completion bond: Film Finances
Malle Jensen .... assistant: Mr. Keitel (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... trainer: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Jon Sperry .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Edgar Michael Bravo .... thanks (as Edgar Bravo)
Claudia Buchanan .... thanks
Charles Bukowski .... thanks
Sandy Bull .... thanks
P. Todd Coe .... thanks (as Todd Coe)
Paul Colichman .... thanks (as Paul A. Colichman)
John De Robertis .... thanks
Federico Fellini .... in memory of (as Federico)
Drew Francis .... thanks (as Dr. Drew Francis)
Anne Klein .... thanks (as Anne Klein Hosiery)
Reggie Lewis .... thanks
Taylor MacCrae .... thanks
Giulietta Masina .... in memory of (as Giulietta)
John McEnerney .... thanks
Bill Nisselson .... thanks
Dana Padgett .... thanks
Randolph Pitts .... thanks
Jennifer Sue .... thanks
Jonas Thaler .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, some violence and sexual content
102 min
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Did You Know?

Sam Rockwell does not have a speaking part, but for SR fans this movie will hold some significance. It clearly shows his bandaged left hand after his car accident and reconstructive surgery. He appears in several scenes, and in one, sits gingerly in the back of the truck, protecting his fingers by holding them straight up.See more »
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3 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Dull and Annoying, 12 February 2005
Author: Adam (VonCouch) from Maryland, USA

I'm sorry, but this movie is just way to shallow for me. In it, Perez is a taxi dancer with boyfriend Keitel trying to make it as an actress. First of all, what the hell is a taxi dancer? Even after sitting through this, I still don't know. Oh yeah, Perez also inspires DeLorenzo to follow her like a lovesick puppy. There's no reason behind the love, it just kind of happens. There are times when the characters and events really try to pull at your heartstrings, but it rarely works. The only character you really do feel anything for or with is Keitel's character, and that's only because he does such a good job with it. Any other actor and the character would have been just like the others.

The script is basically an uninspired rehashing about how hard it is to make it as an actor/actress. It's been done and said before, the language and dialog sounds like it was written by a street pimp. The ending is...well, I don't want to spoil it. Let's just say it feels unsatisfying. I'd be more upset if the story was any good to begin with. The directing is average with nothing truly wonderful, but nothing that is really painful to watch either. To reiterate the acting, the only one that does anything worth watching is Keitel. Though I could have lived on without seeing him in tiger print bikini underwear.

Oh yeah, Eddie Bunker shows up. As random as that mention is, that's how random it is in the film. And Tarantino does his director buddy a favor by showing up for about 20 seconds.

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